When ex-con Alex (Krisch) hatches a plan to rob a bank and escape to a better life with his girlfriend, he has no notion of the nightmare about to unfold.
With all the fatalism of the best film noir, Spielmann follows the ramifications of Krisch’s actions, letting the character’s emotions dictate the plot rather than the other way round. It’s a meditation on the right to retribution and the cold quality of blame but, best of all, it’s a hypnotic, twisty-turny exercise in suspense — the setting may be idyllic, but doom is never far away.
As good a thriller as you'll see this year.
Reviewed by Ian Freer